18 October 2021
Federal Parliament resumes
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students in NSW return to face-to-face learning as further COVID restrictions eased in NSW
Independence Day in Azerbaijan
Alaska Day (marking the anniversary of the US taking possession of the territory after purchasing it from Russia)
Start of the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
A birthday for actor Zac Efron (1987)
• the founding of the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), later called British Broadcasting Corporation (1922)
• the first all-female spacewalk by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir outside the International Space Station (2019)
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